The home owners association of an old apartment block in Tokyo’s bay front area have voted in favor of redevelopment, with the former 14-storey building to be replaced by a 32-storey apartment tower. The former Itohpia Hamarikyu apartment building was built in 1979 and is a 5 minute walk east of Hamamatsucho Station in Tokyo’s Minato Ward. The 14-storey building contains 328 apartments and sits on a 2,820 sqm block of land fronting onto an expressway.
A traditional townhouse dating back to the 1400s in Kyoto was demolished at the end of August. The Kawai Residence, located alongside the Tenjin River in Nakagyo Ward, was the oldest surviving townhouse in the city.
The following is a selection of apartments that were reported to have sold in central Tokyo during the month of November 2018:
A 180m tall, 48-storey high-rise condominium is planned for the man-made island of Toyosu in Tokyo Bay with completion tentatively scheduled for March 2022.
The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Shinagawa, Tokyo is scheduled to close its doors at the end of 2020. The 80-year old Bauhaus-style building poses too many maintenance and repair issues to continue to remain open to the public.
A 47-storey, 190m tall mixed-use apartment tower is planned for a site near the former World Trade Center in Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo. On November 9, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government approved the establishment of the Hamamatsucho 2 Chome District Redevelopment Committee.
An 81-year old house in Tokyo’s Bunkyo ward will be demolished next month. A farewell open-house event was held on November 16 and 17 by a Bunkyo historical preservation society, with over 280 visitors lining up to visit the home for the last time.
According to Tokyo Kantei the average asking price of a 70 sqm (753 sq.ft) second-hand apartment across greater Tokyo was 36,250,000 Yen in October, down 0.3% from the previous month but up 1.2% from last year. The average building age was 24.4 years.
Home goods store FrancFranc will open their Masterrecipe branded flagship store in a traditional townhouse in Kyoto’s Gion district today.
Preparation for the Shibuya Station Sakuragaoka Exit District Redevelopment is scheduled to start in January 2019. Demolition of the existing buildings will start in January, with construction of the new buildings to begin in 2020. Completion is expected by late 2023.